This past week Buddy needed a bath. He’s been wearing a “Lampshade” over his head because he got his yearly dental treatment and finally had his dewclaws removed (see below).
Two weeks later the stitches came out and the cone came off. Buddy stank and needed a bath.
If he could only see he would have been hiding under the bed!
*Buddy’s dew claws are jet black and this makes it impossible to see the quick when trimming. As time went by they would grow into a circle and then get caught in his long fur and/or his collar. More than once we had found him with his dewclaw stuck in his collar. This was often very awkward for us to get him disentangled, and occasionally, by the time we found him, there was bleeding involved . We felt it might be dangerous for him to be stuck like that if we were not home, and therefore we made the decision to have them removed.
There are some who think this should never be done, and others who believe it should absolutely be done. It is interesting to note, that like cat declawing, some countries also outlaw the removal of dewclaws! (BTW, I would NEVER dewclaw a cat.)